“Butterfly in the skyyyyyyy…I can go twice as hiiiiiiiiigh…”
Levar Burton just dropped a bomb on the internet, launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund a 21st-Century reboot of “Reading Rainbow.” The campaign aims to grant every child with access to a computer a gigantic database of books, videos and supplemental reading materials. The money raised will allow schools to use the program free of charge. As of 1pm CST, the campaign has raised over $250,000 dollars and is receiving donations in excess of $1000 per minute.
If you donate enough money, Levar Burton will COME TO YOUR HOUSE AND READ YOU A STORY. All of your dreams coming true, just for being a good person and donating to a noble cause.
So why is this important? Take a look at this disturbing chart on the growing problem of illiteracy in America:
You can donate to the project HERE.